Representatives of the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee and the Vietnam Airlines Corporation had a working session on the investments and construction of a new terminal for Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang city, on March 19.

The airdrome is one of the country’s four airports seeing a rapid growth in terms of the number of passengers.

In 2014, the airport welcomed over 2 million visitors, exceeding its designed capacity of 1.5 million passengers, and the flow is expected to grow to 4 million passengers in 2020.

The airport is overloaded and is currently unable to meet demand, Director of Cam Ranh International Airport Phan Le Hoan, said, stressing the need to build Terminal 2.

According to a preliminary draft project, the new terminal has a total investment of over 1 trillion VND (46.5 million USD) covering 15,000 square metres of land and will be used to serve international flights. The existing terminal will serve domestic flights.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Chien Thang said the project is in line with the province’s development strategy in an attempt to bring Khanh Hoa to become a socio-economic hub in the southern central region.

Earlier, the province implemented a project to build the runway No.2 for the airport. The project, which has a total investment of nearly 1 trillion VND sourced from the State’s budget, is expected to put into operation in early 2018.-VNA